Friday, January 18, 2019

a prayer for owen meany | meet the crew

We are just about ready for tonight's opening performance of A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY! Here are the artists who have been working behind the scenes, busy putting the final touches on the production side of things!
Left to right from the top:

Rick Colhoun is one of our apprentices this year and has served as Sound Designer, Composer, and Assistant Director on this production.

Ian Farthing: OWEN MEANY's fearless Director

Liz Gao: Assistant Costume Designer

Sammie Hatch: Stage Manager

Tariq Leslie: Producer, and Ensemble Theatre Company Artistic Director

Glory Kinoshta: Assistant Stage Manager

Patrick Smith: Lighting Designer

Sara Smith: Assistant Lighting Designer

Julie White: Costume Designer

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

a prayer for owen meany | meet the cast part two

We're thrilled to introduce the rest of the cast for A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY! Keep reading below to connect names to the faces of this hardworking, versatile team!

Clockwise from top left:
Adam Beauchesne

Gabriel Carter

Riley Davis

Alysson Hall is overjoyed to be back playing Mary Beth!

Christine Reinfort

Lindsay Nelson: "I'm excited for the chance to bring this much loved novel to life in front of a wider audience."

Paul Herbert: "I’m excited to work with this talented group and to have the chance to perform on the Pacific Theatre Stage."

James Gill: James is delighted to return to ETC's remount of Owen Meany. James has been involved with ETC since its new inception in Vancouver both as an ensemble member and as a company manager.


Clockwise from top left:
Kim Steger: "A Prayer for Owen Meany was a book I read as a young woman. I found it compelling and thought-provoking, and the play does not disappoint in either of these aspects. It challenges one's beliefs and offers a political perspective that is still relevant today."

Kenneth Tynan: "This show, to me, demonstrates how strong faith can be, and that it doesn’t necessarily have to be in God, but by having faith in someone, or something, it can change [an] outcome that was previously determined."

Shelby Wyminga: Shelby is one of our very own PT apprentices! Acting is Shelby's focus for the year, and we are thrilled to see her take the stage with the Ensmeble Theatre team.

Rebecca Walters

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

a prayer for owen meany | meet the cast part one

There is an incredible cast taking the stage for A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY! With some familiar PT faces and a number of new-to-us artists, we are so thrilled to introduce you to the cast! Read below to get a little insight into their personal connections to this powerful, provocative project. And because this show features a massive cast of 17, this is part one of our introduction. Check back tomorrow to meet the rest of the team!


Chris Lam is excited "to have the audience leaving theatre with more questions than answers."

Tariq Leslie: Tariq is Ensemble Theatre Company's Artistic Director and has been hard at work behind the scenes as a producer, as well as playing the role of John Wheelwright.

Alexis Kellum-Creer is intrigued by "the idea that grace is available to us at every moment."

David Wallace: "A long time fan of Pacific Theatre (Ron Reed conducted my first acting workshop), I am very pleased to be part of the season here."

Tanja Dixon-Warren: "Love the chance to work with a large cast ... it is a rare treat to have so many actors on one stage."

Monday, January 14, 2019

a prayer for owen meany | promo photos

Opening night is fast approaching, and we can't wait to share A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY with our audience. Here are some fantastic promo photos from Emily Cooper!

Friday, January 04, 2019

a prayer for owen meany | first read

Yesterday was the first read of A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by Simon Bent! Our theatre was buzzing with the energy of this huge cast - the largest on our stage in years! Here are some pics from the reading.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

christmas campaign | the tally | 120% of the way there!

It's the time of year when we reflect on the past and look forward to the future. When we look back, we cannot help but see that you have been beside us through the victories, lessons, and joys of 2018. We hope you'll partner with us again in 2019 by donating to our Christmas Campaign today.


Our fundraising goal may be lofty, but every single gift is an important step to get there. Here's the tally:

1000 + 200 + 1401.01 + 50 + 50 + 50 + 600 + 192 + 1920 + 100 + 50 + 100 + 20 + 300 + 5000 + 25 + 58.76 + 100 + 500 + 7000 + 15.6 + 250 + 100 + 100 + 14.69 + 19.44 + 50 + 15.75 + 38.35 + 250 + 52.5 + 200 + 250 + 40 + 100 + 7 + 1000 + 50 + 115.05 + 240 + 76.70 + 300 + 250 + 100 + 100 + 20 + 20  + 47 + 25 + 150 + 66.16 + 14.69 + 33.08 + 50 + 100 + 300 + 1000 + 2500 + 150 + 1000 + 1000 + 500 + 100 + 1500 + 10 + 26.25 + 1000 + 11.8 + 300 + 25 + 2000 + 240 + 20 + 38.35 + 200 +200 + 29.38 + 25 + 25 + 200 + 1690 + 500 + 100 + 100 + 1000 + 100 + 400 + 100 + 300 + 500 + 2000 + 100 + 480 + 186.73 + 5000 + 10 + 200 + 1000 + 100 + 76.7 + 50 + 2000 + 500 + 200 + 5 + 250 + 26.83 + 20 + 300 + 500 + 1500 + 600 + 100 + 50 + 50 + 50 + 2500 + 500 + 250 + 100 + 175 + 50 + 96 + 24= $60,160.82

That's 120% of the way to our $50,000 goal!

Donate online here or call 604-731-5483.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

dec 22 | christmas presence in the valley | set list

act one
nelson | o tannebaum
garrison keillor | 7 principles of a successful christmas
michael | all hail and welcome
steven garber | always winter
kwerks | drum song
c.s. lewis | father christmas
jon | christmas town
tom carson | snow angel
nelson | finding christmas
frederick buechner | don't be afraid mary
michael | shepherd's song
david kossoff | seth
jon | magic
frederick buechner | emmanuel
kwerks | carry me

act two
nelson | what child is this?
southern magi
kwerks | all that I want
david sedaris | santaland diaries
nelson | christmas time is here
mike mason | broken baby
nelson | silent night
laura + nelson | yule carol
tim anderson | ivory in the desert
kwerks | lights
frederick buechner | emmanuel 2
michael | angels we have heard on high
robert louis stevenson | christmas prayer

musicians
mark bender | bass
nelson boschman | piano
michael hart
chris hawley | hammond b3
the kwerks | laura and ryan koch, jonathan perkins, greg porter, tim dyck
jon ochsendorf

readers
ron reed, ken hildebrandt

links to some of the readings can be found here